When you’ve decided on a new house, you should consider the option to build a custom home. It will allow you to have the exact layout and features you want.

A custom home can require more time, but in the long run you end up with the house of your dreams. A custom built home can be designed for your specific taste incorporating energy saving, light and air flow that you might not find in a pre-built home.

The land

Start off by selecting a good site for your home. Make sure the location of the land is suitable as well as the orientation and size of the property. Know where the utilities are based as well as soil type, slope and if there are views you would like to maximise.

Budget to build a custom home

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The next step is working on what you can afford versus what the building project is likely to cost.  You have to ensure that you build to your budget and stick tightly to the costs so you don’t end up with overruns. Make sure you budget for possible delays and expenses for anything unexpected.

Once you have the land and an idea of budget, you need to choose a good designer. Choose an experienced designer that understands your vision. Many good designers will be able to advise you on reducing costs to stay within your budget.

Choose a builder

You also need to choose the right builder for your home. Do your research and choose a recommended builder, experienced in the type of home you are wanting. Some companies may be able to design and build a custom home better than others. Make sure that the builder can meet the deadlines of the project and understands your overall vision.

The final and most exciting step is when everything is completed and you get the keys to your new home. Following a process can be time consuming but the end product, delivered on time and within budget makes it all worthwhile.

At Build7, we are the builders in Bay of Plenty that can help you. With a free design service, we’ll create and build a custom home for less. We have our own team of in-house architects and Tauranga builders. So you have one point of contact for the entire process with less hassle. Get in touch today to get started.

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